A Kerala woman by the name Jolly has recently come under the scanner after six members of her family died under mysterious circumstances. This is in connection with an alleged property dispute. The woman came under suspicion after her family members passed away over a span of 14 years. The family witnessed six deaths in total from 2002 to 2016.
"She was present at every place where the death took place. She had also forged some documents to get the properties in her favour. She has been taken for questioning," said Kozhikode Superintendent of Police (SP) KG Simon in a statement.
Annamma, aged 57, had collapsed and died after having her meal in 2002. Her husband Tom Thomas also passed away in a similar manner in 2008. Three years later, their son Roy Thomas was also found dead. In 2014, Annamma's brothers, as it turns out, breathed their last, all in an unusual manner. The same year, a two-year-old of the same family died under circumstances that are suspicious in nature. In 2016, the mother of the child also passed away. The woman in question, Jolly, came under suspicion after one of her in-laws had an inkling in regards to the crime. After the complaint was filed, the police arranged for a re-postmortem of the bodies. A post-mortem was conducted earlier only on Roy's body which had confirmed the presence of cyanide. According to the police, the mortal remains of the rest of the family members are to be exhumed from Koodathayi St Mary’s Church cemetery so that the process for reassessing the matter can be completed.
“Senior police officers and forensic experts would be briefed about the case at the Thamarassery guest house in the morning. The process to exhume the remains of the four bodies from Koodathayi church will begin shortly after this,” said District Crime Branch DySP Haridasan R, in a statement.